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August 31, 2022

Back on the Water - Part Three

As I approached my boat after completing a scout of the class III rapid, I did a quick assessment of my current mental state. I was dysregulated and feeling quite anxious. In fact, my rational brain knew that the level of fear and anxiety I felt far outmatched the current situation ... Read more in the second article in a three-part series about how to recover our “mental” edge after a scary swiftwater incident.

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August 31, 2022

Back on the Water - Part Two

I was shaking like a leaf. I raised my hand in front of my face and tried to hold it level, but the shaking only increased. With the rapid roaring in the background, I looked around at my friends on the river bank, securing spray skirts and reattaching throw bags. No one else seemed to be affected... Read more in the second article in a three-part series about how to recover our “mental” edge after a scary swiftwater incident.

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August 30, 2022

Back on the Water - Part One

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This is the first article in a three-part series about how to recover our mental edge after a scary swiftwater incident - the repercussions of which are referred to in the wilderness first responder community as “stress injury”.

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August 25, 2022

A First-Timer's Bikerafting Trip on the Lower Deschutes River

Chris and Rob grabbed their Caribou packrafts and headed out on the Lower Deschutes for their first bikerafting trip. Chris made a great film showcasing the trip. "It was fun, humbling, hot and an absolute blast," Chris commented. They also fished along the way.

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August 5, 2022

Common Adventures

I’ve been running class III/IV in a whitewater-outfitted open canoe for more than three decades. I bought that first Alpacka, a Denali Llama, primarily for tripping on easy rivers. I eventually moved into whitewater--but deep down, I knew that a middle-aged recreational paddler couldn’t do the same things in a packraft that I was doing in my hard boat.

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July 13, 2022

Bikerafting Iceland's South Coast with Chris Burkard, Steve "Doom" Fassbinder, and Cameron Lawson

Bikerafting Iceland's South Coast with Chris Burkard and Steve "Doom" Fassbinder

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July 11, 2022

An overnight bikerafting loop just outside of Moab, UT.

Bikerafting, Adventure Stories

Eszter and her crew grabbed their bikes and packrafts and headed out on an overnight bikerafting adventure just outside of Moab.

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February 18, 2021

2022 Dogs of Packrafting Photo Contest

Dogs of Packrafting, Photo Gallery, News, Events, Reviews

The #DogsOfPackrafting (And Cats Too!) Photo Contest finalists have been announced. Now it's up to the public to vote for the winners.

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June 16, 2022

"Sheri" Film World Premier at Mountainfilm

Sheri Tingey attended Mountainfilm not knowing there was a documentary film about her life. Watch her reaction and find out more about the premeire of Sheri at Mountainfilm.

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April 21, 2022

T-Shirt Design Contest Winners

News, Events, Reviews

The Winner of the Alpacka Raft 20th Anniversary T-Shirt Design Contest has been awarded.

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January 31, 2022

Refuge, Scout and Ghost Overview with Thor Tingey

Meet the new Refuge, Scout and Ghost as Alpacka Founder, Thor Tingey, walks us through them.

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January 12, 2022

Paddling 2022 Safely

Looking back on 2021 to move forward safely in 2022. Wins and losses in packrafting.

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January 6, 2022

Paddling Blind - Blind explorer, Erik Weihenmayer paddles Alaska for Welcome to Earth

Adventure Stories, Athletes & Ambassadors, Trip Ideas

Paddling Blind. Erik Weihenmayer paddles Alaska for the new Welcome to Earth Series with Will Smith

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December 23, 2021

A Hurunui, NZ Bikerafting Adventure

Deane Parker recently took a group of mostly first time packrafters on a two day ride and paddle in the Lake Summer Forest Park. Follow the crew as they ride, take a dip in a natural hot spring and discover the independence of bikerafting.

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